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People Can't Get Covid Boosters in Maine Because of Staffing Woes at Drugstores

  • Walgreens cancels shots due to crunch, state official says
  • With fewer mass sites running, pharmacies playing bigger role

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., a critical player in the U.S. vaccination campaign, has canceled some booster-shot appointments in Maine due to staffing issues, a state health official said. 

People began reporting the issue on Twitter last week to Nirav Shah, the director of the northern New England state’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Shah said he contacted Walgreens, thinking he could help if there was a supply shortfall.